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The Best of MN 2018

Minnesota has offered up a lot to love in 2018—from the people, entertainment, and food to the shopping, news stories, and bold new activities. These are 52 of our favorites. (We asked you, too, and tallied your responses.)

Review: Ngon Bistro

Savor tasty Vietnamese cuisine that is locally sourced

New Restaurant: In Bloom

Keg and Case Market’s feature restaurant is finally lit up

Our Favorite Cheese Curds

This St. Paul restaurant has Wisconsin beat

Best Restaurants in Lowertown, St. Paul

Our food critics' favorite eateries in this capital city neighborhood

Restaurant Recs: Mall of America

The mega mall has some seriously good eats

Revisit: Joan’s in the Park

A hidden tasting menu gem in Highland Park

Review: Popol Vuh

Beyond the taco: upscale, refined Mexican

Minnesota’s Best New Restaurants

Our critics’ top 10 emerging eateries

Tullibee: I’ve Changed My Mind about the Hewing Hotel Restaurant

Food critic Joy Summers has a change of heart regarding the Minneapolis eatery—after her "startling" initial review